Network models of coal thermal decomposition

  title={Network models of coal thermal decomposition},
  author={Peter R. Solomon and David G. Hamblen and Z. Z. Yu and Michael A. Serio},
Abstract Several groups have considered statistical network fragmentation models to describe coal thermal decomposition. In these models, the coal macromolecule is viewed as a collection of fused aromatic rings (monomers) linked by bridges. During thermal decomposition, existing bridges break and new bridges are formed. The parameters of the models are the geometry of the network, which is expressed as the number of attachments per monomer (the coordination number, σ + 1), and the chemistry of… CONTINUE READING